PM Tsipras: Vote of confidence ‘a duty towards parliament and Greek people’

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis of “theatricality” and of “shouting without substantive arguments,” during the debate in parliament over a vote of confidence on Wednesday [...]

Parliament President conveys condolences to Indonesian counterpart

Parliament President Nikos Voutsis conveyed his condolences to Indonesia’s Speaker of the People’s Representative Council Bambang Soesatyo over the destructive tsunami in his country that claimed the lives of nearly 300 people on [...]

New poll: ND has regained an over ten percentage point lead over SYRIZA

New Democracy has regained an over ten percentage point lead – 10.5 percentage points – over ruling SYRIZA, according to a poll ordered by SKAI television and conducted by Greece’s Pulse polling company. The result, following a proportional [...]

Discussion of 2019 state budget begins at Parliament’s plenary session

The discussion of the 2019 state budget opened in Parliament’s plenary session on Wednesday evening, with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attending. It is the first budget to be tabled in Parliament following Greece’s successful completion [...]

New Europe: Greeks up for Commissioner-Left is buying time, Right cashing in on love

Election talk in Greece is hotter than ever. The question of election timing is crucial – because depending on the chosen date, it will be either the current SYRIZA-led government, or the next, most likely New Democracy led government, that [...]

ND leader Mitsotakis says that he would not participate in the same gov’t with SYRIZA

“General elections will be redemption” said New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis in an interview with the Sunday newspaper Proto Thema. He left open the possibility, even if he has the parliamentary majority, to cooperate [...]

We will win the populists in the next elections, Mitsotakis says

Greece was the first EU country hit by populism and will be the first country that will get rid from the populists and will return to a growth and prosperity course, stated New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis addressing the 12th congress [...]

Greek people should vote on direction of constitutional revisions, ND proposes

New Democracy (ND) expressed support on Monday for the revision of the constitution, an issue raised by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a letter to party leaders the same day. The main opposition party said “conditions have been ripe [...]

Foreign Ministry condemns attack on Canadian embassy

Greece’s Foreign Ministry condemned on Sunday the attack on the Canadian Embassy building that took place this morning, resulting in material damages. “Such illegal actions will not affect the excellent relations between our country [...]

Greece, Cyprus, Egypt sign collaboration agreements at summit meeting on Crete

Greece, Cyprus and Egypt signed trilateral agreements for collaboration in education, business and SMEs, customs and border technology, and promotion of investments, following Wednesday’s Summit Meeting of the three countries on Crete. Greece [...]